Gast Waltzing is a grammy winning composer, conductor and arranger who has built up an immense discography over the course of his career. Similarly, David Laborier has played with multiple orchestras and performed on a plethora of records, having released a few himself under his artist persona. The pair of them have a history of creative collaboration and this joint nomination clearly exemplifies their musical symbiosis as collaborators.
David Laborier was also nominated for the Independent Music Award for his song Step Right Up! In the Funk/Fusion/Jam category